You aren’t understanding who the real Never Trump people were. Yes, there were plenty of conservatives who said they would not vote for Trump in the general. But they did NOT suggest voting for Hillary. In fact, they said under no circumstances would they vote for her.
Most of the Red State writers at the time
There are many more than that, but those are the names I came up with on the top of my head.
So who were the Never Trumpers? People like Evan McMcullin, Mike Schmidt and George Will. Trump could find the cure for cancer, and they would still criticize him.
Whereas the people listed above do give Trump credit when he does something conservatives like, and criticize him when he deserves it. A lot of the criticism is about his temperament, which is what started the whole “never Trump” thing to begin with. However it also includes his reckless starting a trade war and imposing tariffs.
So that’s the difference between someone like Ben Shapiro, and a Trump fan boy (or girl). They are consistent in their views. They opposed tariffs before Trump and still do. Whereas the Trump fans support anything he does, even if it is something they used to disagree with.